Why You Should Not Use A Dehumidifier And An Evaporative Air Cooler In The Same Space

Solenco Reporter
 January 05, 2018
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If you're familiar with the effect of evaporative air cooling, then you should be aware of the fact that not only does it cool you down by making use of water and fresh air, but it also adds moisture to the air. 

This of course is great if you live in an area that experiences hot and dry summers. But what if you live in an area that already has high humidity levels? Will evaporative air cooling work? The answer is not a simple yes or no. You see, evaporative air cooling will help cool you down, but won't be as effective as in a hot and dry climate. 

But what if you run a dehumidifier to lower humidity levels? There really is something to the old adage that “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity". Putting a dehumidifier in the bedroom can make you feel much more comfortable at the same temperature. But unfortunately, this will not work when you are using an evaporative air cooler in the same space. 

This is why...

Most air coolers can evaporate up to 1 litre of water per hour, which will overwhelm some dehumidifiers. A dehumidifier also releases heat energy when it condenses the moisture in the air, while an air cooler absorbs heat by evaporating water, so by running both together in the same space will have the effect of a complicated space heater as the room will warm up from the energy used to run both appliances, much like leaving a refrigerator door open to try cool a room. 
For more information, email us at info@solencosa.co.za

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